WISER Seminar Papers

WISER, and its predecessors the Institute for Advanced Study and the African Studies Institute, have hosted an inter-disciplinary seminar in southern African research for almost half a century. Listed here are the papers for which we have information. Much of the data comes from the Wits Wiredspace project, and the papers are stored on their servers. This list is ordered chronologically, extending back to the middle of the 1960s.

Date
5 Mar 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Daryl
  • Glaser
Is There any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment?
26 Feb 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Phil
  • Bonner
Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925
23 Oct 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Kgamadi
  • Kometsi
The Hurting Race: Cotton Pub (Hillbrow), Nunos (Melville) and Psychology (Wits)
12 Oct 2006 - 1:30pm
  • Peter J.
  • Richerson
Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Juman Evolution
9 Oct 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Michelle
  • Williams
Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa
2 Oct 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
African National Congress (ANC) as dominant organization: impact of the attainment of power and phases of post liberation development and crisis
18 Sep 2006 - 6:00pm
  • David
  • Monyae
South Africa in Africa: Promoting Constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994-2006
18 Sep 2006 - 3:15pm
  • Flora
  • Veit-Wild
The Grotesque Body of the Colony: Sony Labou Tansi and Dambudzo Marechera
7 Sep 2006 - 3:00pm
  • Vinay
  • Lal
The Gandhi Everyone Loves to Hate
28 Aug 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Peter
  • Lekgoathi
The Native Affairs Department, 'Native Experts', Local Interlocutors and the Making of the Transvaal Ndebele, 1905-45
23 Aug 2006 - 3:15pm
  • Mark
  • Nowack
Public Poetics in the era of 'Accumulation by Dispossession'
21 Aug 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Loren
  • Landau
Transplants and Transients: Nativism, Nationalism, and Migration in the Inner-City Johannesburg
14 Aug 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Eric
  • Worby
The Play of Race in a Field of Urban Desire: Soccer and Spontaneity in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg
7 Aug 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Jonathan
  • Klaaren
South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future
31 Jul 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Liz
  • Gunner
Being a Writer of the World: Lewis Nkosi and The South African Literary Tradition
24 Jul 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Veronique
  • Tadjo
Francophone African literature: the language issue
17 Jul 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Shula
  • Marks
The international context of South Africa's "experiment in social medicine" in the mid-twentieth century
22 May 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Jane
  • Taylor
"why do you tear me from myself": Torture, truth and the arts of the Counter-Reformation
15 May 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Gary
  • Kynoch
Urban Violence in Colonial Africa: A Case for South African Exceptionalism
8 May 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Kally
  • Forrest
The national union of metalworkers: winning and losing in the National Industrial Council for the Iron, Steel, Engineering and Metallurgical Industry, 1983-1992
2 May 2006 - 3:15pm
  • Josiah
  • Blackmore
Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the Africa in-Between
24 Apr 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Lars
  • Buur
Democracy and its discontent: Vigilantism, soverignity and human rights in South Africa
3 Apr 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Franco
  • Barchiesi
Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy
23 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Tom
  • Lodge
Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa
19 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Dan
  • Connell
Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression
19 May 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Dunbar
  • Moodie
Religion and Migrant Labour
16 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Julia
  • Seirlis
Laughing All the Way to Freedom?: Contemporary Stand-Up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa
9 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Yoon
  • Park
From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948
25 Apr 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Peter
  • Alexander
Globalisation and new social identities: A jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg
18 Apr 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Natasha
  • Erlank
The Persistance of Tradition? Christianity and Circumcision in the Eastern Cape, c.1900-1940
23 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Simon
  • Njami
Curating Africa
15 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Rimli
  • Bhattacharya
Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India
14 Mar 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Kirsten
  • McKenzie
Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850
9 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Olivier
  • Wieviorka
Violence and the French Resistance
1 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Jens
  • Andersson
Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade and Migration in a Liberalising Environment
28 Feb 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Juma
  • Okuku
Beyond "third term" politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda
21 Feb 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Phil
  • Bonner
Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies and Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s
25 Oct 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Clapperton
  • Mavhunga
Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers: Journeys, Men, Migration and 'Urbanisation-in-Rural-Areas'-Southeastern Zimbabwe 1890s-1920s
11 Oct 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Detlev
  • Krige
Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto
28 Sep 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Denis-Constant
  • Martin
An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic
27 Sep 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Sarah Achille
  • Nuttall Mbembe
Writing the World from an African Metroplis
20 Sep 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Bill
  • Freund
Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban
17 Sep 2004 - 1:30pm
  • Paula
  • Treichler
Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts and Guidelines
2 Sep 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Chris
  • Wickham
History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relatiosnhip
23 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Andries
  • Bezuidenhout
Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
16 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Kai
  • Easton
J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History
10 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen Gerrie
  • Ellis Ter Haar
Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa
3 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Luise
  • White
Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945
2 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Deborah
  • Posel
The Regulation of the Urban African Family in South Africa in the 1930s and 1940s
26 Jul 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Gelb
The South African Economy, 1994-2004

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